February 2019 News

German 2 Students Excel at National German Exam

Friday, February 22, 2019

Twelve Indiana Academy German 2 students earned awards for their efforts on the National German Exam. The scores listed below reflects the percentile rank among all students, heritage speakers included, who took the test for Level 2.

Gold Medals were awarded to:

Brandon Kem96%
Noah Migoski96%
Marc Bailey95%
Sam Shephard95%
Isabel Reynolds94%
Lillia Mangel-Martin89%

Silver Medals were awarded to:

Mary Wilson87%
Dawson Crisman84%
Hannah Jones84%
Dillon Linville84%

Bronze Medals were awarded to:

Ahna Abraham75%
Cameron Gage72%
Indiana Academy at ISGA Staatskongress
Back row, l-to-r: Jacob McCormick, Brandon Kem, Dawson Crisman, Noah Migoski
Middle row, l-to-r: Kaileb White, Logan Telschow, Sam Shephard
Front row, l-to-r: Isabel Reynolds, Hannah Jones.

On Saturday, February 16, nine of our German students attended the annual ISGA Staatskongress, hosted by the German Department at Ball State, and this year, our school won the Quiz Bowl competition. The winning team was made up of Hannah Jones, Noah Migoski, Isabel Reynolds, and Sam Shephard. Well done, team!

Congratulations to these students and their instructor, Ms. Heather Rogers, on their accomplishment and their continued dedication to learning the German language.

Academy Teams Win First Place in All Three Levels at Japanese Olympiad

Monday, February 18, 2019

Academy Japan Olympiad teams
Instructor Clara Chi and the Indiana Academy’s Japan Olympiad teams with their first-place awards.

All three levels of the Academy’s Japanese students won first place in the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana (JOI) held on Saturday, Feb. 16 on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. JOI is a Japanese language and culture quiz bowl for all high school students studying Japanese in Indiana. The annual competition has teams of high school students showcase their knowledge of Japanese language, culture, society and history. This year nine schools participated, with around 90 students competing.

In past years, the Academy only had a team for Level II. This year the Academy was able to have teams for each of the three levels. Congratulations to all three Indiana Academy teams and their instructor, Ms. Clara Chi, for winning first place!

Level II team (2 years of high school Japanese)
Captain: Kiersten Hardy
Kellie Geisel
Khristian Reed

Level III team (3 years of high school Japanese)
Captain: Katie Basey
Samantha Murray
Nicole Nguyen
Leah Chambers (alternate)

Level IV team (4 years of high school Japanese)
Captain: Kevin Gao
Alice Zheng
Sage Hamm